The final report for the Re-Envisioning Wollaston study is now available below ! The report is also available on the City of Quincy’s website.
Between November 2012 and October 2013, MAPC is undertaking station area planning in three locations across the region as part of our Sustainable Communities Grant work. The three locations chosen for station area planning are Quincy, Beverly, and Melrose. MAPC will work with these cities to identify opportunities for and impediments to transit oriented development (TOD) around rapid rail and commuter rail stations.
MAPC is assisting the City of Quincy in identifying opportunities for and barriers to transit oriented development in Wollaston Center. MAPC will help the community develop a vision for the area and make recommendations to the City on potential changes to land use and zoning. We will also develop recommendations for how to improve walking, biking, and transit access from surrounding neighborhoods to Wollaston Center and the Red Line station.
Why it’s important
Transit oriented development is critical to the success of MetroFuture and building a more sustainable MAPC region. Locating housing, jobs, and daily needs (goods and services) in walkable neighborhoods close to transit helps reduce household transportation costs, reduces reliance on personal automobiles, boosts transit ridership, and improves air quality and public health at the local and regional level.
This project ties directly to the goals in MetroFuture of creating sustainable growth patterns and enhancing transportation choices in the region. Transit oriented development facilitates compact growth and a mixture of uses in close proximity to transit services which provides a more economical alternative to driving.
- For more information on the variety and potential for TOD in the MAPC region read our report on Growing Station Areas.
- To see MAPC’s previous work on TOD visit our Green Line Extension project page.
- For information on TOD in the Boston region visit the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University.
- For general information and national research regarding TOD visit Reconnecting America.
Meetings and Presentations:
RKG Associates Market Analysis for Wollaston Center:
Materials from the April 25, 2013 public meeting: